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August 2019

Land Use History Walk: “Learn Your Land” Series

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Browne Preserve, 1180 Valley Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Prior to today’s suburbanization and extensive development, New Canaan’s landscape was covered with farms, pastures, and managed woodlots. Evidence of these various land uses are still visible today, and with a keen eye, one can deduce how a given piece of land might have been used over a century ago. Aaron Lefland, the Executive Director of the New Canaan Land Trust and Yale Forestry graduate, will teach participants how to pick out these clues, and discuss the profound ways that…

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Rehabilitated Wildlife Release

August 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Colhoun Preserve, 204 Davenport Ridge Road
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join Wildlife in Crisis and the New Canaan Land Trust as we reintroduce two red foxes back to nature. Both foxes were brought to Wildlife in Crisis, Inc. in critical condition, where they were nursed back to health. Now, they are ready for a second chance at life at NCLT's Colhoun Preserve. The event will take place at NCLT's Colhoun Preserve along Davenport Ridge Road. The parking area is located directly across from 203 Davenport Ridge Road, through a wooden gate.…

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Dogs of New Canaan – A Celebration of National Dog Day with NCLT

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Watson Symington Woodlands, 100-110 Wellesley Dr
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Join the New Canaan Land Trust in celebrating National Dog Day at the Watson-Symington Preserve on Wellesley Drive. Our team will be on-site from 8am until noon with: A professional photographer taking portraits of your furry friend (and you!) A scavenger hunt for participants of all ages Treats for you and your pooch The Watson-Symington Preserve is the crown jewel among NCLT's properties, and boasts miles of walking trail for you and your dog. Visitors are welcome from dawn until…

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September 2019

What the New Canaan Land Trust means to New Canaan: Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond

September 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Did you know that New Canaan’s largest private landowner is the New Canaan Land Trust? Did you know that they own and manage close to 75 properties, many of which are open to the public? Have you ever wondered what a conservation easement is, or why land stewardship is so important? All of these questions, and more, will be addressed by Aaron Lefland, the Executive Director of the New Canaan Land Trust. Participants will also learn about NCLT’s current initiatives,…

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Native and Invasive Plant Walk: “Learn Your Land” Series

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Livingston Higley Preserve, 100-110 Apple Tree Lane
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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New Canaan’s meadows and woodlands are full of hundreds of species of trees, flowers, and other plants. While many of these species have been here for millennia, some were brought to New England in the last few decades, and have begun wreaking havoc on our natural ecosystems. Join New Canaan Land Trust board member Susan Bergen, for a look into how these native and invasive plants interact with one another, and change the dynamics of New Canaan’s habitats and ecosystems.…

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